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Freedom CMS

10 Ratings

Pixpa

3 Ratings

Freedom CMS

10 Ratings
Score 3.4 out of 101

Pixpa

3 Ratings
Score 7.6 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Freedom CMS

The only thing I believe Accrisoft Freedom is not as well suited is for large e-commerce sites. Accrisoft Freedom actually has an E-commerce module and can do products and online sales, however if this is the majority of what your business does (or your clients' businesses), I would recommend an E-commerce focused CMS.
For almost all other circumstances I can think of though, I would recommend Accrisoft Freedom - ma and pa shops on up to a corporation.
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Pixpa

Pixpa is very well suited for professional photographers who are either run an independent photography business or those who seek opportunities to earn from their work online. The platform does not only fit the needs of a photographer, it is great for creative pros like creative designers, graphic designers, videographers, or painting artists. It now even supports integrated blogging for pro bloggers in any niche - travel blogging, photo blogging, lifestyle blogging, etc. The platform is purely for professionals and easy to set up.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Freedom CMS
8.9
Pixpa
Role-based user permissions
Freedom CMS
8.9
Pixpa

Web Content Creation

Freedom CMS
7.6
Pixpa
9.6
WYSIWYG editor
Freedom CMS
7.7
Pixpa
9.5
Code quality / cleanliness
Freedom CMS
8.6
Pixpa
9.5
Admin section
Freedom CMS
8.0
Pixpa
9.0
Page templates
Freedom CMS
8.3
Pixpa
10.0
Library of website themes
Freedom CMS
4.3
Pixpa
10.0
Mobile optimization / responsive design
Freedom CMS
7.2
Pixpa
9.5
Publishing workflow
Freedom CMS
8.8
Pixpa
10.0
Form generator
Freedom CMS
7.8
Pixpa

Web Content Management

Freedom CMS
7.8
Pixpa
9.7
Content taxonomy
Freedom CMS
8.3
Pixpa
SEO support
Freedom CMS
7.8
Pixpa
10.0
Bulk management
Freedom CMS
7.4
Pixpa
Availability / breadth of extensions
Freedom CMS
7.7
Pixpa
Community / comment management
Freedom CMS
8.0
Pixpa
9.5

Pros

  • Users and Access. Freedom has a great system setup to create unlimited users for the back office & full control over access. Do you want someone to only be able to access News, Events & Web Pages? - No problem. Do you want someone to be able to access everything except the Billing Module - No problem.Do you want someone to be able to access/edit ONLY the "Volunteer" category of Web Pages - Great! No Problem.
  • Custom Modules. Freedom has a great amount of pre-built modules that do a lot of great things. Custom Modules, however, takes that to the next level. Anything you can dream of for your client's needs, can be created as a custom module. You, as the developer, have full control over what fields should be created for a custom module, what types of fields are they (text, radio buttons, WYSIWYG editor, image, etc), and how those field values are used in a lister of ALL items added to that Custom Module & how they are used in a detailed view of one specific item in that Custom Module.
  • Hosting & Security. All Freedom sites include the licensing & hosting with easy to update Domain module for us developers to change the virtual host domain at any time.
  • Features and Usability. All of the modules offered (including custom) & the whole interface of the CMS as a whole is hands down one of the easiest to use & intuitive CMS's that I have come across. Our clients (and us) love it.
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  • Superb Gallery Management & Layouts
  • Add anything with just a drag of your favorite content block. There are more than 300 pre-built content blocks in the PageBuilder which allows you to build any kind of website you want.
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Cons

  • Cost and Licensing. Personally, we've never had a problem with this with our clients - we sell the value and our clients understand the value of using Freedom over other CMS options. We also will only work in Freedom - so our clients don't have an option. However, there is a monthly cost to license the CMS - which also includes the hosting. Yes, there are free options for CMS's out there - however even with those you have to find hosting. Accrisoft has different tiers of server sizes and monthly costs accordingly depending on you or your clients needs.
  • Minimal Themes. Accrisoft only has a small amount of themes available to deploy with your site. They probably have around 10-15, pretty modern and responsive themes that you can use to start a new Freedom installation with, however, if you typically deploy and install themes for your clientele - instead of custom sites, Freedom may not be for you. As you know some other CMS's can have hundreds or thousands of themes. With that said, they allow their solution providers to create themes and use site backups to transfer exact copies of existing sites to another Freedom server. So if you create your own starting templates you can always deploy and start with something - not completely from scratch. I personally don't think this is a problem at all, but am mentioning it for others to know about.
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  • Pixpa has a great interface for managing the content on website. But still it has further scope for improvement.
  • Another thing which seems to be missing is a mobile version of the app. It is currently available only for desktop. But they promised a mobile version soon.
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Likelihood to Renew

Freedom CMS1.0
Based on 1 answer
We switched to WordPress; it was out of my control.
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Usability

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Pixpa9.0
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Pixpa is easy-to-use platform and it allows me to quickly update my website with hardly any effort. It's UI is pretty pleasing and anyone could easily understand its functionality.
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Support

Freedom CMS8.2
Based on 1 answer
This rating is based on personal experience only. I believe majority of people would say their support is top notch & 10/10. The only reason I am personally am giving it lower is because I consider my self a much more advanced user of Freedom than their typical Solution Provider developers. Because I am advanced, I troubleshoot my own issues pretty in-depth before I even contact Accrisoft support. Therefore sometimes I feel it takes longer to get the researched & specific answer I need vs. a simple support question would.
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Pixpa10.0
Based on 1 answer
A couple of reasons why they are best at support :
  • Wonderful staff.
  • Quick action on support tickets.
  • Turnaround time of merely 1-2 hours.
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Alternatives Considered

Compared to every similar products/CMSs I have used, nothing competes with Freedom CMS. It's far more intuitive, far easier to use as a developer (and as the client), easier to customize and better to maintain and assist our clients. Hands down the best CMS solution I've found for me, my work and our clients.The only 2 in this list I might recommend over Freedom would only be circumstantial: if you are an medium to large e-commerce business (or your client is). ShopSite & Shopify (or Magento, etc) would probably be a better option. Freedom does have some e-commerce included, but I would recommend Freedom for small e-commerce businesses, or businesses where e-commerce is not their main focus, but they'd like to include some on the site.
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I have previously used Wix and Squarespace to build my photography and design portfolio. But I think the way Pixpa portrays my photographs and designs is by far the best in the industry. Pixpa's primary focus revolves around showcasing my photographs and designs, and I see it by far the best in the industry. Moreover, my website loads pretty fast, and this acts as an advantage for them, since most of top website builders are struggling with slower site speed. Pixpa has a very easy interface and compelling templates, better than Squarespace and Wix (I think) along with pre-built content blocks which I can use to build any kind of custom page with the help of their awesome drag-and-drop PageBuilder tool. This saves a lot of my time.
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Return on Investment

  • This was the first CMS we had at our company so hard to say positive or negative impact.
  • Prior to this CMS there was a static site that html files had to be ftp to a company to have the site updated. So from that standpoint it made updating the site much less expensive.
  • Compared to a tool like Wordpress this is much more secure and easier to manage, but since we outsource that portion of it to the company that built the site we dont realize those gains.
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  • I had set up a custom editions site (customeditions.letternote.com) for my corporate gifting e-commerce business, LetterNote. I created the site using Pixpa's DIY builder with a purpose of showcasing our custom products and gain impressions from our target market. And thanks to Pixpa for their wonderful SEO capabilities and beautiful layouts that we had almost increased our sales by nearly 30%.
  • The pricing for which they provide such a wonderful platform is very pocket friendly and I actually had more returns than I invested in the product.
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Pricing Details

Freedom CMS

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Freedom CMS Editions & Modules
Freedom CMS
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Pixpa

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Pixpa Editions & Modules
Pixpa
Edition
Starter
$101
Pro
$151
Plus
$201
1. per month
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